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Fast and Furious weapons found in Mexico cartel enforcer's home
Los Angeles Times ^ | October 8, 2011 | Richard A. Serrano

Posted on 10/08/2011 8:42:23 PM PDT by Deo volente

High-powered assault weapons illegally purchased under the ATF's Fast and Furious program in Phoenix ended up in a home belonging to the purported top Sinaloa cartel enforcer in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, whose organization was terrorizing that city with the worst violence in the Mexican drug wars.

In all, 100 assault weapons acquired under Fast and Furious were transported 350 miles from Phoenix to El Paso, making that West Texas city a central hub for gun traffickers. Forty of the weapons made it across the border and into the arsenal of Jose Antonio Torres Marrufo, a feared cartel leader in Ciudad Juarez, according to federal court records and trace documents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


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1 posted on 10/08/2011 8:42:27 PM PDT by Deo volente
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To: Deo volente

All by design.

Remember their attempt at the propaganda for this? It fizzled fast.

It’s difficult to keep up the fraudulence and lies day after day.


2 posted on 10/08/2011 8:47:38 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: Deo volente

Even without criminal convictions, this will play well in campaign ads.


3 posted on 10/08/2011 8:47:42 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Deo volente
Behind the mirrors they found a hidden room with the Fast and Furious weapons and dozens more, including an antiaircraft machine gun, a sniper rifle and a grenade launcher. ANTIAIRCRAFT MACHINE GUN!
4 posted on 10/08/2011 8:51:40 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Deo volente

F-Troop (BAFT) once again having a shining moment.


5 posted on 10/08/2011 8:54:57 PM PDT by Mtner77
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To: Deo volente

Looks like America better wise up and stop putting democrats in charge of the ATF.

Or anything else.


6 posted on 10/08/2011 8:57:07 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: ColdOne

I don’t think those were purchased at Lone Wolf. Even gullible goobers have standards, ya know?


7 posted on 10/08/2011 9:02:17 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Weird coincidence.

Thanks Deo volente.


8 posted on 10/08/2011 9:04:16 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Deo volente

Wow! This guy “escaped” jail. Ok! Wow. Wha a story.


9 posted on 10/08/2011 9:16:53 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: ColdOne
ANTIAIRCRAFT MACHINE GUN!
 

They have been shooting at our DPS helicopters for a while now and a couple of weeks ago a LifeFlight chopper took gunfire too.

10 posted on 10/08/2011 9:36:34 PM PDT by txroadkill (Antlers up! The Claw must be feared!)
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To: ColdOne

WTF in media speak is an “anti-aircraft machine gun”

C’mon: Walter Cronkite progeny media couldn’t get a correct report on a wet-dream.


11 posted on 10/08/2011 9:44:43 PM PDT by raygun (http://bastiat.org/en/the_law DOT html)
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To: Deo volente

The United States is ARMING drug cartels.

WTF????????????????

How much more evidence do we need to REMOVE THIS REGIME FROM POWER?? IMMEDIATELY!!!!!!!!!!!!

How many more Americans and Mexicans need to die? Obama is a bloodthirsty bastard and should be in prison for the rest of his life with Eric Holder right there with the treasonous cretin.


12 posted on 10/08/2011 9:45:51 PM PDT by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: Danae

If this had happened under Bush, he would have been impeached.

Obama and his gang get away with murder, literally.


13 posted on 10/08/2011 10:13:22 PM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: chris37
Looks like America better wise up and stop putting democrats in charge of the ATF.

Was the ATF cleaned up during the Bush years, only to become become corrupt again in 2009?

Instead, America should demand that the ATF and other unconstitutional agencies be abolished.

14 posted on 10/08/2011 10:20:36 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Danae
The United States is ARMING drug cartels.

Which clearly means the so called 'war on drugs' is a complete joke...The President of the US is aiding Mexican drug cartels in getting illegal drugs into the US to be dispensed to school children, among others by helping them kill whoever it takes to get the drugs into American cities...

15 posted on 10/08/2011 10:44:25 PM PDT by Iscool (You mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailerpark...)
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To: vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; Josephat; Prince of Space; ...


JUST DO IT!

16 posted on 10/08/2011 10:46:26 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Deo volente

It’s good. We are keeping the guns off American streets.

Whatever it takes right? hehe


17 posted on 10/08/2011 11:09:10 PM PDT by FourtySeven (When does the race card run out of credit?)
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To: All

Yes.


18 posted on 10/08/2011 11:10:38 PM PDT by FourtySeven (When does the race card run out of credit?)
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To: bicyclerepair

Not a doubt in my mind that this is treason. These weapons were located because the authorities in Juarez found them, not because our ATF had provided ANY way for these weapons to be tracked before they ended up killing innocent Mexicans and/or Americans. Every time the media reports say that these guns were sold in the hopes of tracking down the drug cartels, they are ignoring the fact that these were not trackable weapons. They are usually only tracked by serial number AFTER they have been found at a murder scene. It was clearly never intended that they be tracked BEFORE they were used to murder innocent victims.

Remember when people were putting the Joker face on Obama? It’s no joke. It’s exactly the truth. What did the Joker do? He got the supposedly-trustworthy people from INSIDE THE GOVERNMENT to deliberately kill innocent civilians to create terror and chaos. That is what our government is doing. If these are military-grade weapons (rocket launchers, anti-missile, etc), then they are militarily arming our enemies and the enemies of Mexico. BAstards. Lawless, treasonous bastards who have the blood of innocent men, women, and children on their hands.

They get a double “benefit”. Not only are they trying to subvert the 2nd amendment in the US, but they are literally driving Mexicans to flee Juarez and other places to save their lives from the barbarous devils who are making Mexico uninhabitable to anybody who values life. Barbarous devils who are armed by our own stinkin’ “top cop”!!

We’ve got lots of Mexicans around here. My kids have good friends who are from Mexico, and almost every one would like to go back to Mexico to live but don’t think they can because the corruption and violence makes the place unliveable. I’ve always thought that if there was a way we could help and empower those people to take back their own country so it could prosper just like America used to prosper, then they could live there happily and we could get rid of the illegal immigration problem. But these a-holes in our government are making sure that the corruption in Mexico will ALWAYS drive illegals to the US, to do the Cloward-Piven thing and enable a communist takeover here.

I am livid. Obama and Holder as well as all the people who aided and abetted them in these treasonous acts of war against the people of US and against Mexico need to be hung disembowelled from a bridge - but only AFTER they have been given due process so it is the full weight of the US justice system, representing we the people, that executes that final act of justice upon them.

Obama and Holder are LITERALLY “The Joker”. America needs to WAKE UP before it is too late.


19 posted on 10/08/2011 11:14:55 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: ColdOne
ANTIAIRCRAFT MACHINE GUN!

"Ma Duece" or one of those old soviet 12.7mm guns?

Mark

20 posted on 10/08/2011 11:31:34 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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21 posted on 10/08/2011 11:35:47 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Ken H

I don’t think the Bushies were trying to drum up anti gun sentiment by allowing us guns to end up in cartel hands.

And, at this point, I’m pretty much for abolishing the entire federal governemnt.

Every last stinking bit of it.


22 posted on 10/09/2011 12:40:36 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Deo volente

They. Thought they had the perfect way to burn the 2 mnd ammenment.


23 posted on 10/09/2011 12:49:01 AM PDT by Deetes (God Bless the Troops)
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To: Mtner77
Operation FUBAR
24 posted on 10/09/2011 2:22:01 AM PDT by OddLane (If Lionel Hutz and Guy Smiley had a lovechild together, his name would be "Mitt Romney." -KAJ)
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To: Deo volente

The Obama Administration is guilty of the murder of hundreds of Mexicans and at least one American border agent.

The Obama Administration is guilty of arming the cartel enemies of the nation of Mexico, an act of war.

This is a historically illegal action taken covertly by an American administration and very few are reporting what it really means.


25 posted on 10/09/2011 2:46:58 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True Supporters of our Troops PRAY for their VICTORY!)
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To: xzins

HE handed over weapons to cartels all with the blessing of BARRACK HUSSEIN OBAMA. He hates AMERICA. WAKE UP AMERICA!


26 posted on 10/09/2011 2:50:19 AM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: eyedigress
He handed over weapons to cartels

Bloody, drug-running, government hating, murderous Mexican cartels at war with their own Mexican government and seeking to extend their reach into our own country.

The Obama administration was (is?) arming these people. An act of war. Complicity in murder. Innocent blood on the hands of this nation!

27 posted on 10/09/2011 3:07:11 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True Supporters of our Troops PRAY for their VICTORY!)
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To: Ken H
"Instead, America should demand that the ATF and other unconstitutional agencies be abolished."

I'll second that.

28 posted on 10/09/2011 3:11:44 AM PDT by semaj
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To: xzins

Yep! I sent my Senator a letter yesterday telling him we have had enough. If you are not up to the challenge then get out of the way. No response as of yet.


29 posted on 10/09/2011 3:12:02 AM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Deo volente

I’m amazed this is getting play in the LAT or anywhere else in the “media.” Imagine the literal screaming for administration heads if Bush were President.

I am SO hoping the GOP nominee hammers 0bama with this hard.


30 posted on 10/09/2011 3:56:47 AM PDT by ScottinVA (With "successes" like the Libya adventure, who needs failure?)
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To: All

This may be unpopular here, even radical but please consider it.

End the War on Drugs.

We have this Gunrunner scandal not because we are arming freedom fighters, or those who are anti-communists. We have a federal government that has decided because of it’s war on the drug cartels, it has decided to take radical, perhaps insane steps that are getting US and Mexican citizens killed daily.

The WOD has led to more 4th Amendment abuses, challenges and exceptions than any other Amendment and now it is possibly threatening to spill over into the 2nd Amendment under the guise of controlling semiauto rifles and perhaps ALL firearms.

The Cartels exist because American drug users finance them. The drug use will never stop. But the unstable profitibility can if it is controlled and regulated. Legalization of the drugs forces the violence to stop and it makes half baked schemes like FF moot.

Obviously there would be consequences but the Constitution is better preserved.

I understand that acquiescing to the allowance of drug usage may be unpalatable, but we CANNOT go on like we are and we simply are not prepared as a nation for open conflict with narco states. The WOD is costing this nation tens of billions of dollars annually and is turning the people against the government for abuses of the Constitution.


31 posted on 10/09/2011 4:13:25 AM PDT by Molon Labbie
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To: Danae
Now Imagine this....

Obama borrowed millions from the Chinese to finance this program! Getting assault weapons to Drug Cartels was part of the Stimulus!!!

32 posted on 10/09/2011 4:24:02 AM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: chris37
Departments of Education and Energy have become an insult to fiscal sanity. Just breeding grounds for waste in a communist cesspool of taxpayer theft... along with the White house.

Our government has become our worst enemy, run by Acorn thugs who wish to rape us for our labor and freedom.

33 posted on 10/09/2011 4:41:41 AM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: chris37
Looks like America better wise up and stop putting democrats in charge of the ATF.

Or anything else.

Fat chance. By the time the election rolls around, Amerikans will start seeing that free stuff signs again and want that free $175 check from the gov'mint in stim-mule-less money and vote for the has been, never was, who the heck is he, from Kenya.

34 posted on 10/09/2011 5:39:06 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (If you continue to put up with garbage, then all you will have in the end is GARBAGE!)
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To: txroadkill

This isn’t only impeachable, it is a bona-fide threat to our national security...

WHERE IS THE GOP??? WHERE IS THE MEDIA???

Oh, that’s right....They are looking forward to today’s antics with “Occupy!”


35 posted on 10/09/2011 5:54:29 AM PDT by Shady (The undeniable truth of the Obama Administration...The numbers do not lie.)
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To: eyedigress
No response as of yet.

Best guess, your name went on a list.

36 posted on 10/09/2011 6:00:29 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen. --> AmeriCain)
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To: Deo volente

Holder, etc must be charged with creating a criminal conspiracy as well as hundreds of counts of accessory to murder.


37 posted on 10/09/2011 6:06:29 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Cain for President - Because I like the content of his character)
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To: Deo volente

Obama is golfing. Holder is obstructing. Clinton is lying. Napolitano is rug munching. Geithner is stealing with both hands.

“These Fast and Furious guns were going to Sinaloans, and they are killing everyone down there,” said one knowledgeable U.S. government source, who asked for anonymity because of the ongoing investigations. “But that’s only how many we know came through Texas. Hundreds more had to get through.”

Torres Marrufo, also known as “the Jaguar,” has been identified by U.S. authorities as the enforcer for Sinaloa cartel chieftain Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman. The Fast and Furious weapons were found at one of Torres Marrufo’s homes April 30 when Mexican police inspected the property. It was unoccupied but “showed signs of recent activity,” they said.

The basement had been converted into a gym with a wall covered with built-in mirrors. Behind the mirrors they found a hidden room with the Fast and Furious weapons and dozens more, including an antiaircraft machine gun, a sniper rifle and a grenade launcher.”


38 posted on 10/09/2011 6:08:38 AM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: butterdezillion

And Mexico may have to do what our current government cannot...declare this debacle and act of war against its’ sovereignty. How could we not respond to that?


39 posted on 10/09/2011 6:16:16 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Deo volente

This arsenal uncovered by police in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, in April turned out to include weapons from the ATF’s ill-fated Fast and Furious operation. (La Policiaca)

from Gateway Pundit

40 posted on 10/09/2011 7:41:19 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk; Joe Brower; marktwain; MestaMachine

41 posted on 10/09/2011 8:05:15 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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42 posted on 10/09/2011 8:27:45 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: PA-RIVER

Absolutely right.

The us federal government is the enemy of freedom.

I can’t see any use for it whatsoever, I want to abolish it, and I do not want to rebuild it.

I do not need a bunch of idiot people charging me a ****load of money to tell me how they think its best I do things, and on top of that they are all commies.


43 posted on 10/09/2011 8:47:21 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: RetiredArmy

I know, America is absolutely stuck on stupid.

And the children are most definitely not our future. We have lost at least a couple of generations to brainwashing from the DoE.


44 posted on 10/09/2011 8:48:42 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Deo volente
Obama and his gang get away with murder, literally.

Because he has put all his men in the right places—and we let him.

45 posted on 10/09/2011 8:55:47 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (2012—They vote twice— we'll vote three times.)
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To: Deo volente
Sooooooo, what happens when Mexico formally recognizes this as an Act of War?
46 posted on 10/09/2011 9:20:33 AM PDT by null and void (Day 991 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: Deo volente
The gun has Holder's, Obama's and Hillary's prints all over it.

They belong in jail.

47 posted on 10/09/2011 9:35:16 AM PDT by csvset
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To: bicyclerepair

Better still - one weapon over the past 18 years wound up in the hands of a conservative ‘lone wolf’ — well, not really but it’s still a Holder wet dream...


48 posted on 10/09/2011 9:43:12 AM PDT by GOPJ (Where is the headline that says: Obama Murders Hundreds of Mexicans! - freeper xzins)
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To: Deo volente

Drudge has posted the article.


49 posted on 10/09/2011 9:48:24 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Deo volente

If I was looking for fast and furious weapons, that’s exactly where I’d look


50 posted on 10/09/2011 9:50:19 AM PDT by SJackson (The irony is, the reason I was in this office is because I told a story to the American people, BHO)
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